Holding the Forest Floor is an outdoors, site specific and improvised performance aiming to connect us to our senses and the natural world. Alexandra uses improvisational scores to connect to here and now, creating an organic performance that stays true to the performers state of being and mind. The audience is invited to pause, follow, drift and come back, observe from afar or just pass by.
Holding the Forest Floor is the continuation of artist Alexandra Tsiapi’s research on the relationships developed between moving/dancing bodies and the connection between body and the natural environment. Through this work the group of dancers explore themes of support, connection, communication, exchange, trust and symbiosis. Fascinated by the amazing world of fungi, their incredible properties and mechanisms, Alexandra collaborated with Aberdeen based mycologist Vasilis Kyparissis to learn more about this vast kingdom. Through Holding the Forest Floor Alexandra hopes to introduce more people to what fungi have to offer.
Performers: Alexandra Tsiapi Jenna Corker, Francesca Till, Carmen Berbel Lapaz, part of Vaiven Movement Collective